Our target this year is to raise £1000.00 by Christmas Day. Thanks to...
Jonathan, Brian, Frank, Susanne, Hugh, Andy, Margaret, Michael, John, James, Tim, Michelle, Kathleen, Jennifer, Emma, Ellie, Lois, Bindy, (another) Tim, (another) Jennifer, Cheryle and David
... we have, so far, raised £570.00 which is really very good indeed.
However, we still have quite a way to go if my online ministry (which is my only ministry and only source of income) is to step boldly into the new year. So please, please, please, if you possibly can, send a donation my way via the PayPal widget below. You do not need a PayPal account to do so.
Here's a MadDad joke to make your giving less painful (as laughter is a natural analgesic).
A couple from Yorkshire had been happily married for fifty years when the wife died. Following the sad event the husband contacted the newspaper regarding an obituary.
When informed of the cost, the man uttered, in true Yorkshire fashion, “How Much?!!!”
He reluctantly produced his wallet. “I want summat simple he explained".
“My Gladys was a good-hearted and hard-working Yorkshire lass but she wunt ave wanted owt swanky’.
“Perhaps a small poem?” suggested the woman at the desk.
"Nay," he said. "She wunt ‘ave wanted anything la-di-da. Just put; ‘Gladys Braithwaite’s died'".
“You need to say when,’ he was told by the receptionist.
‘Do I? Well, put died 17th March 2015. That’ll do."
’‘It is usual for the bereaved to add some meaningful phrase about the dearly departed," the receptionist advised him.
’The man considered for a moment. and then said, ‘Well, put in, ‘Sadly missed.’ That’ll do."
"You can have another four words," the woman explained.
"No, no!" he cried. "She wouldn’t ‘ave wanted me to splash out."
“The words are included in the price," the woman informed him.
"Are they? You mean I’ve paid for ‘em?"
’‘Well, if I’ve paid for ‘em," exclaimed the man, "I’m ‘avin’ ‘em."
The following day the obituary was duly posted in the newspaper.
Gladys Braithwaite. Died 17th March 2015. Sadly missed.
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